Today’s word is countenance. It means something’s appearance. But it’s mainly used to describe people’s
facial expressions. And it’s kind of a weighty or significant,
or high stakes way of describing someone’s face. So if you want to tell someone they’re so
beautiful, you wouldn’t just say, “You look good.” Well, you could say that but maybe you say,
“Oh! Your countenance stops my heart!” Okay that would be a little dramatic. The flip side is maybe you see someone and you’re
thinking, “Oh, they’re up to no good!” And you might say, “That person has an evil
countenance.” That would be a pretty serious accusation. Countenance is like facial expression but a little bit more weight behind it. Subscribe for more Word of the Day videos
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